Morning Minutes: MU raising $1.3 billion, A-B InBev near max bid?

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Here are today’s top headlines:

MU fundraising campaign aims to bring in $1.3 billion

The University of Missouri on Thursday announced a $1.3 billion goal for its comprehensive fundraising campaign, making it the largest funding effort the university has ever undertaken. Read more

A-B InBev questions SABMiller rejection, may be near price ceiling

Many observers believe Anheuser-Busch InBev’s desired acquisition of SABMiller is still possible, and even likely, after SABMiller rejected a $104 billion buyout bid from the world’s largest brewer. But some analysts say A-B InBev might be nearing its maximum offer price for SABMiller, the world’s No. 2 brewer. Read more

Housing, retail projects assemble around St. Louis Ikea

Ikea’s first St. Louis store has drawn the expected swarm of customers since it opened on Sept. 30, but the Swedish retailer is hardly the only new development in the neighborhood. Read more

Dairy Farmers of America picks St. Louis contractor for $350M plant

Dairy Farmers of America has selected McCarthy Building Cos., a St. Louis-based contractor, to build a $350 million dairy ingredients plant in Garden City, Kan. Read more

Cardinals-Cubs ticket prices soar on resale market

Fans who want to catch the playoff clash that starts Friday between the rival St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will have to pony up to see the games in person. Read more

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